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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 21, 2020 3:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First Concert ?

in hindsight my first three were ridiculous:
1. The Monkees with Jimi Hendrix opening - Forest Hills, NY 1967
2. Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band, Love - Fillmore East 1970
3. Iron Butterfly, Chicago - NJ Civic 1970

after that it's all a blur. This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2020-03-21 10:29:21

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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 23, 2020 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First Concert ?

I only learned just yesterday that Hendrix opened for the Monkees! Apparently my cousins caught them in Buffalo at the now gone Aud.

Pretty funny. From one of the Monkees:
"[The parents] were probably not too crazy about having to sit through a Monkees concert," said Dolenz, "much less see this black guy in a psychedelic Day-Glo blouse, playing music from hell, holding his guitar like he was fucking it, then lighting it on fire ..."

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Mar 23, 2020 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First Concert ?

It was either Peter Paul and Mary or Ravi Shankar around 64 or 65. The first rockish show was Incredible String band later.
But if this is a Dead attendance contest, I can't remember.